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School of Public Service Leadership Department of Social Work

Michelle Sunkel


  • Doctor of Social Work
    Capella University, 2015
    Major: Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
    San Diego State University, 2005
    Major: Social Work

Licensure & Certificates

  • LCSW
  • LAC


  • "Book Review. Critical multiculturalism and intersectionality in a complex world, (2nd Ed.). " 0001
  • "Book review. Explorations in diversity, (3rd Ed). Examining the complexities of privilege, discrimination, and oppression " 0001
  • "The Ethics and Best Practices of Human Decomposition Facilities in the United States"Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal 2015
  • "The Legal and Ethical Consequences of Human Trafficking"Routledge 2019
  • "Book Review. Advocacy practice for social justice, (4th Ed.). " 0001


  • "St. Marys Ethics Board"Application of theoretical ethics in a clinical setting
    Grand Junction, Colorado. December 2018
  • "Palisade High School Administration Board"Healthy relationships, sex education, and communication discrepancies in a rural community
    Palisade, Colorado. December 2018
  • "NASW CEU"Digital Citizenship and Ethics
    Online. May 2020
  • "Colorado Mesa University"Macro Social Work Practice and Community Organizing
    Grand Junction, CO. December 2015
  • "Women's Recovery Conference"Understanding eating disorders through evidence-based interventions
    Grand Junction, CO. December 2016
  • "LatinX Youth Leadership Conference"Intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion. Understanding to empowerment
    Grand Junction, CO. December 2016
  • "Western Association of Women Historians"Adolescent identity development and the manifestation of eating disorders, trending from the 90’s
    Davis, California. December 2017
  • "National Association of Social Workers Continuing Education Webinar"The Ethics of Digital Citizenship, Online Learning Communities, and Social Justice: National Association of Social Workers National Continuing Education Webinar
    Online. April 2020
  • "Community Hospital Ethics Board"The ethics of managing cultural differences in a crisis
    Grand Junction, Colorado. December 2014
  • "International Social Work Association"International social work challenges; addressing social, political, and economic disparities from a western perspective.
    Kampala, Uganda. December 2017
  • "National Association Foreign Student Advisors"Erasmus+: Ethical and cultural implications while studying abroad
    Los Angeles, California. December 2015
  • "Community Hosptial - Leadership Team"Emotional intelligence and management
    Grand Junction, CO. December 2014
  • "National Association Foreign Student Advisors"Erasmus+: Opportunities and challenges.
    Los Angeles, California. December 2016
  • "Court Appointed Special Advocates"Self Care - Nurturing your inner victims advocate
    Grand Junction, Colorado. December 2018
  • "Mesa County "American denial: Diversity, oppression, and change
    Grand Junction, CO. December 2014

Department Faculty

Faculty Chair

Brian Christenson PHD, MSW, BSW

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